If you manufacture or sell consumer products in the Netherlands, you must comply with rules regarding labelling. Labels must indicate content, composition and shelf life for the product concerned. The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit, NVWA) checks whether this information is correct.
For many products there are specific requirements regarding the information on the label, among others:
- Tobacco products
- Clothing and textiles
- Cosmetic products
- Household chemicals
- Washing and cleaning products
If your product is not listed here, it may not be subject to any additional labelling requirements. If so, you simply have to abide by the rules for general product safety. Article 2 of the General Product Safety (Commodities Act) Decree (Warenwetbesluit algemene productveiligheid) sets out what your product or the packaging should state.